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Archives related to: McCormick, Edith Rockefeller, 1872-1932

titleCyrus Hall McCormick, Jr., Papers: Subject File
repositoryWisconsin Historical Society
collection titlePapers consisting of correspondence, speeches, articles, maps, telegrams, newspaper clippings, financial statements, accounts, and receipts, reports, and bulletins relating to the business and personal interests of Chicago industrialist Cyrus McCormick, Jr. The papers concern McCormick family activities and estates, the International Harvester Company, United States-Russian relations, and organizations and investments involving McCormick.

Included are materials on the Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund and its financing of open air schools; minutes and other records from McCormick family conferences; information on the estates of Harriet Hammond McCormick and Nettie Fowler McCormick, and on the affairs of Stanley R. McCormick; correspondence, reports, and minutes of the McCormick Theological Seminary; correspondence and records on Princeton University and the Young Men’s Christian Association; information on Russia in general and on the 1917 Root Commission; and records of many financial investments, especially the Beaver Cove Lumber and Pulp Company, Ltd., a major investment in the timber industry on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
extent55.0f c.f. (138 archives boxes and 1 package)
formatsCorrespondence Writings Financial Papers Clippings Ephemera
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record source
finding aidRegister.
acquisition informationForms part of the McCormick Collection.
updated02/07/2020 18:20:11

titleRockefeller Family Archives, 1819-1990, 1879-1961 (bulk).
repositoryRockefeller Archive Center
collection titleThe Rockefeller Family Archives document the careers and activities of three generations of the Rockefeller family, beginning with the founderof the family fortune, John D. Rockefeller and including his son and grandson, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and John D. Rockefeller III, and their families and associates.

John Davison Rockefeller (1839-1937), founder of Standard Oil (1870) and philanthropist./ With the advice of his adviser Frederick T. Gates (1853-1929) and son, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (1874-1960), Rockefeller developed an orderly system of philanthropic giving. He established the Rockefeller Institutefor Medical Research (1901), the General Education Board (1902), the Rockefeller Foundation (1913), and the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Foundation (1918), each of which he endowed with large amounts. He was alsothe principal benefactor of the University of Chicago (1891ff.) John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who joined his father's office in New York in 1897, oversaw the expansion and diversification of the philanthropic work begun byhis father. The six children of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and his wife, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (1874-1948)--John III (1906-78), Nelson A. (1908-79), Laurance S. (b. 1910), Winthrop (1912-73), David (b. 1915), and AbbyM.--further diversified Rockefeller influence and interests.

Organized into the following record groups: RG 1 John D. Rockefeller Papers; RG 2 Office of the Messrs Rockefeller; RG 3 Rockefeller Family and Associates General Files; RG 4 Nelson A. Rockefeller Personal Papers; RG 8 Jackson Hole Preserve, Inc; RG 9 Winthrop Rockefeller, Governor; RG 13 Public Relations Department; RG 14 Media; RG 15 Nelson A. Rockefeller, Governor; RG 17 Rockefeller Family Associates; RG 18 Martha Baird Rockefeller; RG 19 Products of Asia; RG 26 Nelson A. Rockefeller (Vice President), New York Files; RG 30 Museum of Primitive Art; RG 50 William Rockefeller./ Unpublished finding aids available in repository

Named Person:
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937.
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1874-1960.
Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1906-1978.
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979.
Rockefeller, Laurance S. (Laurance Spelman), 1910-
Rockefeller, Winthrop, 1912-1973.
Rockefeller, David, 1915-
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich, 1874-1948.
extent4150 cubic ft.
formatsBusiness Records Financial Records Personal Papers Correspondence Ephemera
accessAppointments must be made to conduct research at the Rockefeller Archive Center.
record source
finding aidUnpublished finding aids available in repository.
updated11/12/2014 11:29:58